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FREDRIC H. LEIGH  Maj. Gen., US Army (Ret.)  
Passed away in Manassas, VA, on September 27, 2018. He was a family icon, a distinguished military man, and a servant to his people. Through a non-profit organization, Taia, he led infrastructure, peace building, and food security initiatives in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karyn Trader-Leigh; his sister, Alice Peoples (Greg), his children Frederick White, Tracey A. Leigh, William Leigh, and Jade Moore; three granddaughters, Tisha Griffith, Olivia Leigh, and Sunniah Spradley, and one grandson, Dorian White. Visitation for family and friends will held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA, on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 3 pm to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 9, at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Rd., Arlington, VA, at 11 a.m. preceded by a viewing at 10 a.m.

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October 10, 2018
Jeffrey and Wendy Williams
Fred was a man whose quality was immediate evident, in his manner, his style and his teaching way. He will be greatly missed.
Jeffrey Williams
October 9, 2018
Karyn and family, may your loving memories carry you through your grief.
Daphne DePorres
October 8, 2018
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October 6, 2018
Fred believed in something greater than himself and it showed in his work and in how he lived. I was often struck by his respect for others, quiet confidence, integrity and mighty intellect. Thank you Fred for allowing me to get to know you; and, myself better as a result of your thought provoking questions and loving prodding. I will miss you.
October 6, 2018
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
October 4, 2018
Joshua McDaniel
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